Wednesday, September 30, 2009

School Days

I've had this card done week's ago and for whatever reason just didn't get around to posting it. I have to thank my friend Danni for this one since she sent me the Tilda image via Wish Rak. I keep on telling myself that I need to get some of these stamps and then some but the list is mighty long. Since I didn't have the right sentiment for the tag that Tilda is holding I printed off the thank you teacher clipboard image from Whimsie Doodles and used that instead. Then I decided to add another sentiment from the School Things set also from Whimsie to fill up some of the empty space. No clean and simple cards here *LOL*

Stamps: Magnolia - Tilda with tag, Whimsie Doodles- School Things and Thank you Teacher
Paper: Kraft (can you believe it?) Regal Rose, Soft Suede, White, SU DP, Carolyn Gavin DP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, SU Ribbon, Nestabilities, Small SU Star Punch

Monday, September 28, 2009

Trick or Treat

Back to Halloween *LOL* Don't worry I'll run out of Halloween cards soon. At least its a break from all the pink I usually do. Here's another one of those cards that came together quickly due to the simplicity of it. I call this one my get my butt in gear project since it was done in an incredibly short amount of time. I used my Happy Halloween stamp set from i {heart} papers. Lots of cute images in the set. See that gorgeous paper in the background? I really didn't want to cover too much of that up. Its from Memory Box -Twilight Collection pad and can be found at IHP of course. Also if you are looking for some nestabilities dies you can find the Double Ended Tags nestabilities here and the Labels One nestabilites here. I used both of them in addition to my Key Tag punch from Stampin Up.

Stamps: IHP - Happy Halloween
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, White, Memory Box - Twilight Collection DP
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, SU Key Tag Punch, Nestabilites - Label One, Double Ended Tags, SU Striped Ribbon, SU Black Grosgrain Ribbon

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Smell my feet

I had lots of fun with this cute image from C.C. Designs. You can probably tell when I get some cute new digi's. Seriously just pick a digi company and I'm sure I can list a ton of images that are on my wish list. Oh if only they were for free *LOL* This time I used two printable sets from The Cutting Cafe. I know you've seen the Halloween Labels one many times before. I printed out a sheet of images sometime ago and thought I'd use them up. That and I just love the sentiment. The other image is from the set called Halloween Card Borders. Lots of possibilities with that one.

Stamps: C.C Designs – Swiss Pixies –Heidi, The Cutting Café – Halloween Labels and Halloween Card Borders
Paper: Gable Green, Basic Black, Only Orange, GP 110 White, My Minds Eye- Boo to you DP
Accessories: Copics, Ranger Glossy Accents, SU Dimensionals, SU Circle Punches, American Crafts Ribbon, Paper Shapers 1 ¾ inch circle punch

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Eat, Drink and Be Scary

I thought I'd challenge myself to something different and this is what I ended up with. Although it is still in my running theme of Halloween I was hoping that it would be different enough to inspire you in some way. The fun little monster image is from i {heart} papers and is called Silly Monsters. I used Basic Grey -Granola brads for his eyes. Lets just say that the sentiment goes perfectly with those eyes. The star shape and the Eat, Drink and Be Scary Label are both from The Cutting Cafe.

Stamps: Silly Monsters - IHP, The Cutting Café – Shaped Cards set 1 – Star and Halloween Labels
Paper: SU Basic Black, Gable Green, Tangerine Tango, GP 110 White, S2G Bats and Cats Digital Paper, We R Memory Keepers – Black Out Halloween Collection, Sei – Eerie Alley DP, SU Ghostly Greetings DP
Accessories: American Crafts Ribbon, Dimensionals, CB Embossing Folder – Swiss Dots, Mark Richards Metallic Pearls, SU Orange Striped Ribbon, Granola Glazed Brads- Basic Grey

Here's one more card. I made this one for the SCS Sketch Challenge SC235 and used my Happy Halloween set from IHP. I think I went a little bat crazy. It gave me an excuse to use that Double Faced Faux Orange Suede Ribbon and My Mind's Eye - Candy Time paper again.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Just for You

I have to admit that I am having a blast making Halloween cards. I could easily make them all year round. Of course the C.C. Designs image wasn't really intended for Halloween, at least I don't think it was, but it was easily transformed into one. With black and gray hair she reminds me of Wednesday from the Muensters, only in a sweet kind of way. See that cute little circle sentiment? Its from a set called Halloween Labels from The Cutting Cafe. It would make great halloween treats for the kiddos. Looking at it I wish I would have added a pair of googlie eyes on it or maybe one big eye in the middle. Everything is better with googlie eyes, right? I do have a handful of Halloween projects to show you. If you aren't into Halloween (not sure how that is possible) hang in there I do have some non halloween cards coming up.

Stamps: C.C. Designs – Shy Kiki La Rule, The Cutting Café – Halloween Labels
Paper: SU Lavender Lace, Basic Black, GP 110 White, My Minds Eye – Eerie Alley DP, We R Memory Keepers DP
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, SU Dimensionals, SU Scallop Punch, Spellbinders Circle, Miscellaneous Ribbon

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Boo! Its Twisted Thursday

Happy Thursday!! First let me say that you don't want to miss out on this week's Shirleys 2 Girls Twisted Thursday Challenge. We have one awesome sketch for you and a fun twist this week. Ready for the twist? You have to use Boo on your card. I sure hope you join in this week. I'd love to see what you come up I challenge you to inspire me!!

Today's card was one that fortunately came together before my very eyes. I had limited time and a table full of scraps and images prepared ahead of time. I even had the circles made. Here are the deets on my card. I used two of my favorite halloween images from S2G. The first one is SG 907 Spooky House. Somehow it says halloween to me. I paired it up with the Spookies 1 SG 901 image. You can't go wrong with either one if you ask me. Oh yeah, I also used some scraps of digi paper from S2G called Bats and Cats. To join in on the fun all you have to do is create a card using this week's sketch (don't forget the twist!), and then head on over to the challenge blog and add the direct link to your project on Mr. Linky. Gallery submissions should have the keyword S2GSC26.

Stamps: Shirleys 2 Girls - SG 901 Spookies 1, SG 907 Spooky House
Paper: Gable Green, Basic Black, White, Tangerine Tango, S2G Cats and Bats digi paper, Adorn It DP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, SU Striped Ribbon, Circle and Scallop Circle Punch

Need inspiration? Check out the other DT members projects and prepare to be inspired.


S2G Challenge Blog

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

It's a 2'fer

OK I wanted to do something other than a card. When I saw these cute little candies I just had to get them. I thought they'd go will with my Happy Halloween set from i {heart} papers that was released this month. Its one of those super easy yet fun projects.

Stamps: Happy Halloween - IHP
Paper: Basic Black, White
Ink: Black
Accessories: Copics, SU Circle Punches, Nesatbilities - Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles- Large , 1/4 inch Silk Violet Ribbon

Project #2:
Since the above project was so simple I thought I'd share one more. This time I used my Silly Monsters stamp set from IHP. I still think its my favorite set so far. This one is for last week's Way to Use it Challenge on Splitcoaststampers WT236- Numbers. I used my Numbers Collage CB Embossing Folder as my number scheme.

Stamps: Silly Monsters - IHP
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, White, GCD -
Pixy Styx DP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals,
3/8 inch Satin Reversible Pink Ribbon, CB Embossing Folder - Numbers Collage, Nesatibilies -Scallop Circle- Large

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Monsters vs. Aliens

Here's a card I made with the newly released Silly Monsters set from i {heart} papers. When I saw this Back to the Future paper at IHP I just had to have at least a piece of it. Of course at the time I had no idea what I was going to do with it. After I got my new monster stamps I knew just what to do. Have fun with it of course! So I decided to replace a few key pieces of the Robot paper. I added a couple of screw brads and I was done. I wish it was always this easy. This is also for Splitcoaststampers CC224 Pacific Tango Summer Challenge. There are some yellow tones in the designer paper, not quite summer sun, but they are there.

Stamps: Silly Monsters - i {heart} papers
Paper: Tango Tangerine, Brilliant Blue, White, Back to the Future DP - IHP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, Spareparts Brads, Googlie Eyes, SU Circle Punch

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Boo Did I scare you?

Since Halloween is 'My' holiday I have been busting out cards like crazy. Here's my favorite one so far. I used one of my C.C. Designs digital images called Heidi - Swiss Pixies. I think she's adorable. I actually made two cards with her but you'll have to wait awhile to see the other one. The Boo Did I scare you sentiment is from The Cutting Cafe and is included in the Halloween Labels printable set. You'll see more of that set later on as well. I can't lay all my cards out at once *LOL*

Stamps: The Cutting Cafe - Halloween Labels, C.C. Designs- Heidi -Swiss Pixies
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, White, Adorn it DP
Accessories: Copics, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter,SU Circle and Scallop punches, EK Success Punch, Dimensionals, Creative Impressions Ribbon

Blog Hop Grand Prize Winner

Congrats to Mary C. you are the grand prize winner of the Squigglefly Blog Hop. Enjoy your new images. Thanks to everyone for participating in the hop and for all your wonderful comments.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

i {heart} papers -Release Day

Today is i {heart} papers release day. I have to say that these two new sets from Chickengirl designs are adorable. I've been having a great time using them. The first set is called Silly Monsters and the second set is called Happy Halloween. Both sets are $10 each and can be purchased at IHP. If you've missed the Hairy Birthday tin project using the Silly Monsters set click here. To show you just how cute they are I've attached pictures of the sets and included a Halloween Card. Have I mentioned how much I love Halloween? In addition to those great clear stamp sets I picked up a couple of other fabulous things from IHP like that Nestabilities Die set called Ribbon Tags Trio and a pack of Halloween Whimsy Glitter Paper. Like I always say, don't limit yourself to stamps, go for the paper and accessories too *LOL*

Stamps: i {heart} papers - Happy Halloween
Paper: Green Galore, Textured Bazzill -Purple Pazzazz, Pumpkin Pie, White, Halloween Whimsy Glitter Stack
Accessories: Copics, SU Orange Grosgrain Ribbon, Nestabilities Ribbon Tags Trio, Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangles, Dimensionals, Bat Button -The Paper Studio

Here's Silly Monsters:

Here's Happy Halloween:

Monday, September 14, 2009

A Day at the Patch

Its always so much fun watching the kids run around the pumpkin patch in search of their ideal pumpkin so I made a pumpkin scrapbook for the event. The pumpkin shape is from The Cutting Cafe and is called A day at the patch. It's one of the 99 cents specials so you can't go wrong there. Printed as is, it measures approximately 5 X 6.5 inches which makes it great for layouts. Of course it can be re-sized to fit your needs. I paired it up with a newly released set called Autumn Days. The sentiment is actually two circle sentiments nestled in each other. Perfect fit too. I actually added an acetate layer and added the sentiment that way so I can make a pumpkin shaped scrapbook out of it. To make the pages I removed the inside lines of the pumpkin in Photoshop so I just had a pumpkin outline and kept it the same size so it would be seamless from the front. Since the pumpkin shape is so large it was a breeze to cut out by hand.

Stamps: The Cutting Cafe - Autumn Days, A day at the patch
Paper: White, SU Wild Wasabi DP, We R Memory Keepers DP
Accessories: Copics, Acetate Sheet, Spellbinders, 1 3/4 inch Circle Punch

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Hairy Birthday- Sneak Peek #1

Let me tell you, I had a lot of fun making this one. That and having to buy candy on top of it. It was a good day. The image is from another fabulous New Release coming soon from i {heart} papers and Chickengirl Designs. Lots of fun images to choose from. Lets just say that I've made a few projects with it already. I will of course be spreading them out each week so stay tuned. All the papers and ribbons you see are from i {heart} papers and to make it really easy for you I've attached the direct product links. I must warn you though, every time I take a gander at what Kate has to offer she always manages to have new stuff on the site. I love that about her. I've also been slowly accumulating new Nestabilities Dies so you'll be seeing a lot more of them.

Stamps: i {heart} papers - Silly Monsters
Paper: Basic Black, White,
Candy Time DP
Accessories: Copics, 3/8 inch Satin Reversible Ribbon,
5/8 inch Double Faced Faux Suede Ribbon, Bandaid Tin

Friday, September 11, 2009

Americana Apple

Ok I have to admit that I went a little over the top with this one. It started off pretty simple. Just an Americana apple from KLM Digital Designs. Then I added some red, white and blue. Then layer after layer after layer and that's when it began to get a little more complex. Well at least you know that I support America and the troops, right? And I can truly say that this was a first for me. I just had to post something patriotic on Sept. 11 th. Its still hard to believe what this date really means to millions of people around the world.

Stamps: KLM Digital Designs - Americana Apple
Paper: Real Red, Brilliant Blue, White, Best Creations DP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, SU Striped Red Ribbon, SU Large and Small Star Punch, Nestabilities - Label One

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Ghoul Friends - S2GSC24

'Shirley's 2 Girls' Twisted Thursday is back!! We enjoyed last week's little Halloween blog hop with you all, but now it's back to Twisted Thursday business!!

Look at this great sketch! The twist this week is to use - PURPLE AND ORANGE as your color scheme. The image I got to play with is called Ghoul Friends (SG 902). It can be used in a spooky or cute way. I love that. To join in on the fun all you have to do is create a card using this week's sketch (don't forget the twist!), and then click on the blinkie below - that'll take you right to Mr. Linky where you need to upload a link to your project. You don't have to use a S2G image but I'd love it if you did. There are some cute digi's there too and you know how much I love DIGI.

Stamps: Shirleys 2 Girls - Ghoul Friends SG 902
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Lavender Lace, White, S2G Digital Paper -Ghosts and Goblins, Cloud9Design DP
Ink: Black
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, Creative Impressions Ribbon, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Blog Candy Winner

Hello Everyone! I'd like to announce the winner of the Halloween This and That set from The Cutting Cafe.

Congrats to: Stepphan

Be on the lookout for your new set coming soon. I can't wait to see what you'll make.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Happy Halloween- Blog Candy

One of my favorite things to do is to mix stamps from different companies. Face it there are a lot of images out there that just work together. Here's two of them: Shirleys 2 Girls SG 907 Spooky House and The Cutting Cafe - Halloween This and That set. Which reminds me, I will be randomly drawing a winner for The Halloween Stamp set from The Cutting Cafe on Thursday. All you need to do to have a chance to win is post a comment here if you haven't already. If you haven't you can also see the other project I made with this set. Good Luck! Also this kind of meets Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge CC235 Elegant Basic Olives (Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, Old Olive).

Stamps: Shirleys 2 Girls -SG 907 Spooky House, The Cutting Cafe - Halloween This and That
Paper: Basic Black, Lavender Lace, SEI - Eerie Alley DP, White
Accessories: Copics, American Crafts Ribbon, Spellbinders Circle, Dimensionals, The Paper Studio Button

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge

Welcome to another fun Digital Tuesday Challenge! This week's challenge is all about the kids. Make a project using a teen/child/baby digital image! No company restrictions. Our sponsor this week is Cut It Out Paper Crafts! Lynda's was very generous to the DT this week and let us play with one of her images. and is also our Guest Designer this week! She makes incredible cards and omg can she color. I chose the image called Chad playing the guitar because it looked like a fun one. Besides I really wanted to get out of my comfort zone and to make a boy card. No pink here. Of course I added just a touch of ribbon but didn't think you'd notice with that funky new EK Success punch I just bought.

Stamps: Cut it up Paper Crafts - Chad playing the guitar
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, White,
Piggy Tales - Fiddlers
Accessories: Copics, Black Grosgrain Ribbon, SU Small Star Punch, Metallic Pearls, EK Success Punch, Jolee's Peace Charm, Silver Cord

Monday, September 7, 2009

New i {heart} papers release

Just a quick note to let you know that i {heart} papers will be releasing some fun new stamp sets starting tomorrow. I can't give it away yet but they are cute! These little numbers are definitely my style and I've been having a lot of fun with them but you'll have to wait to see.

They are also introducing a new design line called The Petal Press, designed by Tracy Shultz. With that a new design team has been added. I haven't seen the designs yet but am super excited to see them. Both design teams will start posting sneak peeks this week and the full releases will be on September 16th. How exciting!!

Squigglefly Challenge

It's time for another Squigglefly Challenge. This week's rules were simple. Use a Squigglefly image, the colors red and green and two stars. I thought of this fun little image right away. I added a little more stars than needed but since they are so small and not the focal point of the card I didn't think anyone would mind. I kept this one simple since it is more of a boy type card so I didn't add anything to the bottom of it. I also added blue to the mix but its rare that I have an image that I can pair up with Brilliant Blue. I thought it would be a nice change from my usual pink cards. Don't forget to check out the Squigglefly Challenge Blog to see what everyone else came up with.

Make sure you scroll down to my last post to have a chance to win a free stamp set. I know you'll love it as much as I do.

Stamps: Squigglefly - Trick Rider
Paper: Brillant Blue, Real Red, White, Misc. DP Scrap
Accessories: Copics, CB Embossing Folder, American Crafts Ribbon, Dimensionals, Small Star Punch, SU Star Punch, White Gel Pen

Friday, September 4, 2009

Boo! Did I Scare you? and some Blog Candy

Be sure to check out the S2G Challenge Blog this afternoon to see who is the Grand Prize Winner. Speaking of winning, How would you like to win a halloween printable stamp set from The Cutting Cafe? The set is called Halloween This and That and let me tell you it has it all. Lots of images and sentiments to choose from. See that little Boo did I scare you sentiment? Well that is in the set. I decided to remove the one of the letter 'o's from the image and placed my C.C. Designs image in its place just because I knew I could *LOL* Isn't it adorable? Winning is easy. All you need to do is leave a comment on *this* post before midnight on September 9th. I'll randomly choose a winner on Thursday. That way you'll have your new set in plenty of time for those halloween projects. I'll be posting another project using this set on Wednesday as well as a reminder and so you can see the versatility in this set. Good Luck!

Stamps: The Cutting Cafe - Halloween This and That, C.C. Designs -Bugg-a-Boos
Paper: Textured Bazzill, Tangerine Tango, White, SU DP, We R Memory Keepers DP
Accessories: Copics, Spellbinders Oval Die, Pumpkin Grosgrain Ribbon, American Crafts Ribbon, Misc. Buttons, Dimensionals, Copper Cord

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Fa-BOO-ous Halloween Blog Hop

Join us on a Boo-tiful tour of the NEW Halloween Stamps that will leave you Screaming!!! We're gonna have a blast showing you all of the 'ABC' projects that we did for the NEW images...that the sisters designed for their 1st ever...Halloween! We guarantee YOU will WANT ALL of these images! They will be ready to buy...TODAY!

To make this a spooky and BOO licious party, we've got a mystery treat hidden at one of your stops along the hop! One lucky commenter on that mystery blog will win a $20 gift certificate to S2G! So if you’re feeling the love, give a little shout out to the bloggers in the hop and you just might have a reason to yell "TRICK OR TREAT"!!!

1 grand prize winner- to recieve: 1. )One Fa-BOO-lous Halloween Stamp Set 2. Embelllishements 3. Designer Paper 4. Treats (candy) Players must leave comments on S2G BLOG in order to win.

If you came here from Joy's Blog you are on the right track. If so, then head on over to Erin's Blog next. If not, head on over to the S2G challenge blog to start the hop. It will be Spooktacular.

Project 1: At the last minute I decided to whip up one more little project using 901 Spookies images.

Project 2 without Photo frame: This one is featuring :902 Ghoul Friends and 910 First Bite along with digital papers from S2G.

Project 2 with Photo Frame: The project is actually framed but was hard to see in the picture so I included one with a faux frame above so you could see more of the project.

Here's a peek of each of the sets that I used. Aren't they a SCREAM?

910 First Bite:

902 Ghoul Friends:

901 Spookies:

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

KLM Designs September Release

I am happy to say that I have been created projects like crazy lately. It sure helps when they come together quickly. Here's a card using one of KLM Designs Digital Shop September Releases. It is a digital image which is of no surprise since the majority of my images these days are and its called Pumpkin Patch. I may have to make some Thanksgiving cards with this one. I dug in my SU scrap drawer for this one and found some great fall colors. This image does come with a Happy Harvest sentiment but I wanted to try something new and created my own using a CB Embossing Folder. I stamped it on white cut it out with a Spellbinder die and sponged it until it the word friend became visible. Doesn't that image scream Fall?

Stamps: KLM Designs Digital Shop - Pumpkin Patch
Paper: Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, White, SU DP
Ink: Only Orange, Soft Suede
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, CB Embossing Folder, Spellbinders, SU Jumbo Eyelets. 5/8 inch Chocolate Ribbon